1 videodisc (NTSC) (73 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Disc 1 (38 min.) A mass / music by Michael Torke (Missa sicca); staged by Peter Martins and Robert La Fosse; sung by William Stone (baritone) and the choir of Trinity Church; performed by members of New York City Ballet and students of the School of American Ballet -- Disc 2 (35 min.) The waltz project / choreography by Peter Martins; performed by New York City Ballet.
The waltz project: Valse / music by Peter Gena; danced by Helene Alexopoulos, Lauren Hauser, Margaret Tracey, Diana White, Lindsay Fischer, Robert Lyon, Gordon Stevens, Damian Woetzel -- Red garnet waltz / music by Joan Tower; danced by White and Stevens -- Modern love waltz / music by Philip Glass; danced by Alexopoulos and Lyon -- Valse perpetuelle (The 45 R.P.M.) / music by Ivan Tcherepnin; danced by Hauser and Fischer -- Titles waltz: after Max Steiner / music by Joseph Fennimore; danced by Tracey and Woetzel -- Minute waltz / music by Milton Babbitt; danced by White and Stevens -- Waltz "In memoriam, Maurice Ravel" / danced by Alexopoulos, Lyon -- Dejavalse / music by Tom Constanten; danced by Hauser, Fischer -- Waltz / music by Roger Sessions; danced by Tracey, Woetzel -- Rag waltz / music by Morton Gould; danced by entire cast -- 49 waltzes for the five boroughs / music by John Cage; danced by entire cast -- For a happy occasion / music by Virgil Thomson; danced by entire cast.
A mass. Architecture by Philip Johnson, rendered for the stage by Alain Vaës. Lighting by Mark Stanley.
Waltz project. Drawings by Andy Warhol. Scenery and costumes by Alain Vaës. Lighting by Mark Stanley. Piano, Cameron Grant.
Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, on June 27, 1990 (A mass) and Jan. 25, 1992 (Waltz project), for archival purposes.